The NEST board of directors is excited to announce the September kick off of our 2022 fundraising campaign, Invest in NEST. Many folks wonder, “Why does NEST have an annual fundraiser?” Let’s do the math!
In 2021, membership dues covered 38% of our operating expenses and in 2022, member dues will cover 32% of NEST expenses. That leaves an average of 65% of NEST expenses that are covered by sponsorships, foundation grants, and individual contributions. Currently, foundation grants, which have accounted for nearly 25% percent of past NEST income, have changed their giving strategies and are decreasing their financial support to many nonprofit organizations like NEST.
To discuss the changes in the charitable giving landscape and the Invest in NEST campaign goals, all members are encouraged to attend the 2022 NEST Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 17, at 10am. In addition to your questions, please bring a friend, family member, or neighbor with you to learn more about NEST and why you’re part of our Village.
As part of our fundraising campaign, we will have door prizes to encourage attendance- the more friends, neighbors, and family members you bring, the more chances you have to win!
We look forward to seeing all of you at the Annual Meeting and we are confident that our community will meet the challenge to Invest in NEST in 2022.
P.S. You don’t have to wait until September to make your investment, use the form below to Invest in NEST today!